LAW OF LOVE VS. LOVE OF LAW
By David A. McElroy
Oct. 20, 2010
The global conflict we find invading our own hearts and minds can be reduced to this ancient struggle: The law of love versus the love of law. The first defines an attitude of respect volunteered by caring individuals. The latter term embraces corporate processes imposing fear of the state demanding respect. Supreme Court Justice Oliver Wendell Holmes declared, “This is a court of law, not a court of justice.“ What is the role of law?
“The more numerous the laws, the more corrupt the state,” declared that old senator of the Roman Empire, Tacitus. The underlying foundation of American jurisprudence is Roman Law, filtered down through the Holy Roman Empire via the “crowned heads of Europe” and the British Accredited Registry licensing attorneys to practice law. Many members of Congress are lawyers, and legislating law is their constitutional role. They will never even question when “enough is enough” in the proliferation of laws. An empire always seeks more jurisdiction, more profits. Aristocrat Winston Churchill noted that “If you have ten thousand regulations you destroy respect for the law.”
Some say the legal principles of western jurisprudence are rooted in the basic laws God handed Moses so long ago, The Ten Commandments. These precepts are engraved quite prominently in the U.S. Supreme Court, which has fallen far from them. Recall Alabama Supreme Court Chief Justice Roy Moore being unjustly sacked for righteously upholding them a few years ago, despite God being honored in his state‘s constitution.
The “Rule of Law” implies principles that are consistent, transparent, and equally applied to logically structure an honest justice system governing a society. We suffer an obvious plutocracy now, a lawless state where the arbitrary rule of men reigns. True principles of justice are ignored, even mocked. Look at the fraudulent mortgage foreclosure procedures and federal seizure of businesses, no-bid billion dollar contracts and bail-outs, the shady accounting, congressmen not even reading the bills they vote on, Supreme Court justices stating they will consider foreign laws in court rulings, Barack Obama’s outright refusal to uphold his duty under the Constitution, or prove himself eligible for the Office of the President. Our Bill of Rights has become alienable. We are now under total surveillance. We suffer rampant corruption in an openly fascist dictatorship of deceit, a nation ruled by corporatists. Bankrupting oppressive regulations and taxation is killing us, as rationed “Obamacare” will. Our industries are destroyed, our people unemployed. The list goes on and on and on… yet many fools still think they are free and protected by law.
Thomas Jefferson stated “Laws are rules, made for men of ordinary understanding and should, therefore, be construed by the ordinary rules of common sense. Their meaning is not to be sought for,” he said, “in metaphysical subtleties which may make anything mean everything or nothing at pleasure.” The law has become “silly putty” at the pleasure of elitists citing the “General Welfare Clause” or the “Commerce Clause”, etc. Legalese is intended to deceive the common man summoned before the bench.
Jefferson also noted “Rightful liberty is unobstructed action according to our will within limits drawn around us by the equal rights of others. I do not add ‘within the limits of the law’ because law is often but the tyrant’s will, and always so when it violates the rights of the individual.” Do you feel your rights are respected or violated?
The contest is whether Law is made for Man, or Man for Law, the State made for Man or Man made for the State. Will we be free people enjoying God-given rights as independent individuals in a government representing us by our consent, or merely wards of the state to be socially engineered en masse according to rules dictated by oligarchs via armies of corporate lobbyists? Are we to exist as citizens at liberty, or subjects of oligarchs? Will governments be operated by public servants or money masters? Are the nations properly comprised of human beings, or corporate entities? Will we have consistent Rule of Law or arbitrary Rule of Men? By what principles does human society progress in civilization?
It is a battle for minds, bodies, and souls. One side holds Darwin’s Theory of Evolution, the Law of the Jungle, “survival of the fittest”, a Marxist materialistic quest for power over others joined by fascists, progressives, communitarians, corporatists, all socialists revering empirical sciences. My side heralds Jesus Christ, the great champion of liberty who truly embodied God’s Word. He summarized the basis of law for a lawyer by saying “Thou shalt love the Lord thy God with all thy heart, and with all thy soul, and with all thy mind. This is the first and great commandment. And the second is like unto it, Thou shalt love thy neighbor as thyself. On these two commandments hang all the law and the prophets.” See Matthew 22:35-40. He also stated “You shall know the truth, and the truth shall make you free,” in John 8:32. A battle rages between Good and Evil. Sophisticated barbarians practicing slavery and bloodshed use temptation, deceit, and violence, warring against us believing they must“ do unto others before they do unto them, as he who dies with the most toys wins.” We prefer to practice peace and share love in a more spiritual worldview seeking a respectful, wholesome, joy among brothers and sisters transcending the material with an uplifting faith in our Creator. Death is but a door to eternal life.
Do we understand the difference between being civilized or barbarian? The difference is brotherly love, not clever schemes nor sophistication. Respect is integral with love, we all need it in some measure. The huge problem among us all, regardless of an ethnic culture, creed, or form of governance, is some people insist they must prevail over others with an arrogant air of superiority, and harness others in labor for monolithic dreams of grandeur. These are elitists, driven to satisfy insatiable egos. They habitually put others down and squash their dreams, robbing them of not only dignity, opportunity and wealth, but health and happiness, even life and liberty. They are simply incapable of love, being narcissistic psychopaths. These sociopaths are shielded by corporate facades to escape liability while they wield power and nurse their egos on public teats, making us bleed. Our fatal crisis in is rooted in the evil “JUST US” system of deceitful legislation. Holding power by means fair or foul is often heralded as “a grasp for responsibility”. But it is all too often an elitist “responsibility for a grasp” trumpeted as public service for “your own good“. Freedom is not legislated. We will never obtain truth, justice, or liberty within Lucifer‘s system!
Prospects for selfishly obtaining evermore profits, perks, respect and status at large, more surveillance and data, more power and privilege to wield against us, only lures hordes of the worst personalities into the ranks of government. We must address this to formulate a just and secure basis from which to establish a state of freedom, rather than a state that is free and people are not. The flawed US Constitution had embodied some good biblical principles. But it obviously has failed to restrain government or maintain liberty for the people. Why? President John Adams does note “Our Constitution was made for a moral and religious people. It is wholly inadequate to the government of any other.” America is no longer a moral people and government disrespects religion.
We have been sold “a bill of goods”, starting with naïve children being taught the virtues of the Division of Labor in public classrooms where the Holy Bible, prayer, and God are prohibited by law. Division of Labor conceals the division of people, severs dignity from those not afforded “superior” status, enslaves them in service to Mammon. The “public fool system” gave no warning of the extent that using the “coin of the realm”, or signing up for Social Security to join the work force, holds us liable to “Render therefore unto Caesar the things which be Caesar’s…” as Christ said. The corporate empire deems itself as the “supreme being”, demanding we even give the state that which is due God. Proud corporatists, materialists all, reject any authority beyond their own, denying God exists. Did school kids hear even a suggestion of alternatives to the banking system of usury and taxation? Did the assuring Civics classes tell any truth of how American representative government really operates? Were the empowering principles of liberty ever taught?
We have been misled, deceived, about American history and the principles of liberty our patriot ancestors fought courageously to establish as our American Heritage. It is gone, squandered in confusion fomented by corporatists wielding carrots and sticks, fear and temptations. America was built upon principles of the Holy Bible, despite legal protests by the American Civil Liberties Union claiming a separation of church and state in law. The ACLU, founded by Marxists, deceitfully cites Jefferson in their war against God.
Would a Founding Father and president insisting upon a strict “separation of church and state” open the US Capitol and other federal buildings to host weekly church services? Jefferson did just that, and his diary noted his attending church services held in the US Treasury building. Pastor Roger Anghis wrote of this in part 7 of The Importance of History, at NewsWithViews.com. “A false history has been put in place,” Anghis said. The letter the ACLU cites is not completely revealed by them. “Our Founders saw it as it was meant by Jefferson’s statement in his response to the Danbury Baptist Association in 1801, and that was a total separation of any government control over religion. These two ideas are diametrically opposed to each other. The separation that Jefferson spoke of was an institutional separation, not an influential separation.” He says “U.S. Congressional Records (6/7 to 9/25 1789) clearly show the intent of the First Amendment. The federal government was not to allow a single denomination running the nation,” as European nations had permitted ecclesiastic authorities to rule them.
I also add that critics often claim Jefferson was a Deist who did not believe in a God who intervened in the affairs of men, or a redeeming messiah, Christ. It is true he practiced in some severe textual criticisms of scriptures. But he feared God’s retribution to the evils of this world, and referred to Christ as “Lord” frequently in signing letters.
The Bible cites boundaries between ecclesiastic and civil authorities. Anghis notes King Uzziah being struck instantly with leprosy in punishment for disobedience in usurping a priestly role in God’s Temple, as recorded in II Chronicles 26:16-21. When asked if paying tribute to Caesar was lawful, and shown a coin bearing Caesar’s image, Christ declared “Render therefore unto Caesar the things which be Caesars, and unto God the things which be God’s.” See Luke 20:22-25. Perhaps we should not use the coin of the realm, and not render tribute to the empire. Whose image do you worship? Perhaps that of Benjamin Franklin in your wallet?
The love of law exerted to coerce obedience to a multitude of rules was the realm of the Pharisees. In Revelation 2:9 Jesus said they were of “the synagogue of Satan.” Ancient scribes were what we would call the professionals, men of letters. Christ warned “Beware of the scribes, which desire to walk in long robes, and love greetings in the markets, and the highest seats in the synagogues, and the chief rooms at feasts; which devour widow’s houses, and for a show make long prayers: the same shall receive greater damnation.” See Luke 20:46-47. Scribes used the rule of men to obscure the rule of law nature’s God had spelled out in stone. They burdened people for their own selfish profits, and privileges, seeking power. They held themselves to be superior, the “unwashed masses” as inferior people to be fleeced. Jesus blasted their “Laying aside the commandments of God,” in Mark 7:8, saying “ye hold the traditions of men,” speaking of the rabbinical Talmud. It rules us “goy” to be mere “cattle” intended to serve Jews. Where is the love?
Does pride go before a fall? America has fallen to scribes’ love of law. We must get beyond the letter of the law and recall that the spirit of the law is righteous judgment conducive to wholesome loving life. It is rooted in God’s Holy Spirit, the Spirit of ‘76.
Do you choose to abide with the power of love… or the force of law in “legal” processes?
“It is the law of love that rules mankind,“ noted Mohandas Gandhi. “Had violence, i.e. hate, ruled us we should have become extinct long ago. And yet, the tragedy of it is that the so-called civilized men and nations conduct themselves as if the basis of society was violence.” Gandhi stated “An unjust law is itself a species of violence. Arrests for its’ breach is more so.” The US courts incarcerate more people than any other nation, deny natural law and Nature’s God. Our American Heritage, our liberty principles for a just governance, are documented in The Declaration of Independence penned by Jefferson, not THE CONSTITUTION OF THE UNITED STATES OF AMERICA, long suspended since 1933. FDR imposed Admiralty Law that year with the War Powers Act portfolio, deeming the public to be enemies of the state by law in the Trading With The Enemy Act.
Do I call for a Theocracy in America? NO! But our American Heritage of biblical Christian doctrines for truth, justice, and liberty for all made America great and strong.
“A Christian nation is not demanded in scripture,“ asserts James P. Harvey in part one of his eloquent Masters of Surreptitious Guile published in anationbeguiled.com. Christ is offering us salvation by faith, professed free of coercion. Harvey declares “No person should fear being forced into becoming a Christian, but to be ruled by an anti-Christian government is sure to follow in the foot-steps of all governments that have surreptitiously metamorphosed into an oligarchy.” He says “An atheist can live and prosper among us without being oppressed as long as he does not demand his philosophy be accepted by everyone or by law, and it is not the object of the new framers to demand allegiance to Christianity,” in speaking of secession to form a new state, “as that is clearly not the objective of scripture.” Yet such “Diversity must conform to certain standards or chaos will rule.” He notes “The astute Christian understands that diverse doctrine will only be tolerated as long as it is not forced on us, and therein lays the reason that our present Constitution is anti-Christian.”
This is why John Adams had said the original Constitution “was made for a moral and religious people,” as Christ’s tenets define a true libertarian, prohibiting fraud or force as “…faith worketh by love,” per Galatians 5:6 of the Holy Bible. America was known as a Christian nation by virtue of cultural influence, not by force of law imposed. As Samuel Adams remarked “…if we are universally vicious and debauched in our manners, though the form of our Constitution carries the face of the most exalted freedom, we shall in reality be the most abject slaves.” Wage slaves, where is the love?
The Spirit of ’76 emanated from colonial churches where bold pastors laid God’s Word against the issues of the day, applying biblical principles to their world. They led patriots to cry “No king but Jesus!” in battling the British forces, insisting they live free or die!
They knew Christ was the true liberator of the oppressed. Evil has engaged us by stealth, taken slaves, and “the wages of sin is death“! The battle is joined! Will you claim victory in Jesus? Where do you stand? Who do you serve? Live free or die!